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Just got the news, just got back from sea... I don't have the time to read all of the posts yet (at work), however wildcard and LM I do have pictures of both of you with GFD, they are attached...

She was a really great person, and she will be terribly missed.. :(

Blue Skies, Fly Free Forever Shannon...

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Just like many of us here I only knew Shannon through these forums but when after a few days off I logged in I just let out a shriek and a day later I'm still in shock.
She made these forums a better place.
My heart goes out to her family and friends.

"I love cooking with wine. Sometimes I even put it in the food."

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:(:(:(Oh man, Shannon. What a sweetheart. She now flies with the Creator of Life. Please watch over us in the sky Shannon Bonannon. Condolences to all her friends and family. Gotta go n cry now:(:(:(

billy d------------------------- "Escape may be checked by water and land, but the air and the sky are free." (from the story of Daedalus and Icarus)

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I never got the chance to meet Shannon. But she was definitely someone that I looked forward to meeting someday. Just by seeing her personality on here I know that we would have been friends.

Bob, I'm so sorry for your loss. Jeff and I have been thinking about you a lot lately.


"Life is a temporary victory over the causes which induce death." - Sylvester Graham

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I met Shannon at both of Dublin Boogies. She and Robby teased each other online quite a bit. I would come home from work and he would crack me up with the days events, emails, pms and postings that everyone had grown to appreciate and many will miss...

At Dublin this last year Shannon had just gotten to the boogie and found the seal on her rig broken compliments of the airline. I walked up to her and said "Hey Shannon". She looked at me and said, "And who the fuck are you????"

I don't why that stands out in my mind...it just makes me laugh and smile when I think about it. Knowing people online and then meeting them in person is always a treat and Shannon was a delight. She was so freaking cute in that hat and boa too!

Even though I'm out of the country right now I'm sending major vibes to Bob, to her family and to this community.

Blue skies Girlfalldown!
I like coconuts. You can break them open and they smell like ladies lying in the sun!

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Wow this fuggin sucks, since I took a break from jumping I basicaly quit posting here but always lurked. I never got a chance to meet her in person but for whatever reason me and shannon always Pm'd back and forth on here late at night when not many people were awake...I just looked at some of her messages i had saved and it's too hard to make sense of this.....she will be greatly missed by many I'm sure.

"Don't Mess Around With the Guy in Shades- Oh No!!! "

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I have watched the outpouring of love for Shannon. And the wonderful memories you all have.
I did not know her, nor had a PM. But her posts kept me very entertained. My heart aches for all of you, her family and fiance. She was obviously an incredible woman!
And I think, if you listen closely...she's saying this to you now...

If tomorrow starts without me,
And I'm not there to see,
If the sun should rise and find your eyes
All filled with tears for me;

I wish so much you wouldn't cry
The way you did today,
While thinking of the many things,
We didn't get to say.

I know how much you love me,
As much as I love you,
And each time that you think of me,
I know you'll miss me too;

But when tomorrow starts without me,
Please try to understand,
That an angel came and called my name,
And took me by the hand,

And said my place was ready,
In Heaven far above,
And that I'd have to leave behind
All those I dearly love.

But as I turned to walk away,
A tear fell from my eye,
For all my life, I'd always thought,
I didn't want to die.

I had so much to live for,
So much left yet to do,
It seemed almost impossible,
That I was leaving you.

I thought of all the yesterdays,
The good ones and the bad,
I thought of all that we shared,
And all the fun we had.

If I could relive yesterday,
Just even for a while,
I'd say good-bye and kiss you
And maybe see you smile.

But then I fully realized,
That this could never be,
For emptiness and memories,
Would take the place of me.

And when I thought of worldly things,
I might miss some tomorrow,
I thought of you, and when I did,
My heart was filled with sorrow.

But when I walked through Heaven's gates,
I felt so much at home.
When God looked down and smiled at me,
From His great golden throne,

He said, "This is Eternity,
And all I've promised you.
Today your life on earth is past,
But here life starts anew.

I promise no tomorrow,
But today will always last,
And since each day is the same way,
There's no longing for the past."

So when tomorrow starts without me,
Don't think we're far apart,
For every time you think of me,
I'm right here, in your heart.

There is no wrong time to tell someone you care.
Be yourself!

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Oh dear. My deepest condolences. i've been away so long. Just before logging on here, I sent her a pre-birthday wish on myspace. I'm saddened so much that she will never recieve it.

All are in my prayers.

I'm shocked, and speechless.
It's your life, live it!
RB#684 "Corcho", ASK#60, Muff#3520, NCB#398, NHDZ#4, C-33989, DG#1

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You said it so much better than me!

If I am ever so blessed to have half this many people who think as well of me. I will be content.

Perhaps, Shannon is still teaching many of us~~
IF you are going to be Stupid - you better be tough!

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just another poem:


He can feel the plane bank as it makes the final turn to jump run
such a familiar feeling, yet always unique
he's felt it hundreds, thousands of times
and every time that it is a mingling of exploration and experience

The door opens, the only sensation noticed is the cooling
as sweat evaporates from under his clothing
the engines' whine and the winds whispering roar
are merely the clanck of silverware at a restaraunt
the sensation he can't explain, fear and pleasure
adrenalin and endorphine in a boxing match
logic and insanity the referees

The command is given, EXIT EXIT EXIT
he climbs out, his teammates right behind him
four moving as one, the sum of the parts greater than the whole
he knows, "WE own the sky!"

He lets go of the floater bar, there it is, that feeling, that rush
gravity doesn't lie, and the three who are part of him, who he is a
part of
would sooner stand in front of a moving freight train than see harm
cross his path

the universe makes sense
but only right now, only in these fleeting moments

A demon can enter this microcosm, like any demon it can go by many
murphy, karma, fate,
pick one, it's just a rose
he uses all his training, all his experience, even his ingenuity
but his efforts are to no avail
his only satisfaction will be making all the right decisions but still losing
there will be no shoulda, woulda, coulda
a small victory

A five year old boy wakes up and starts jumping up and down on his
with happy giggles that are the proclamation of joy and innocence
the giggles cannot be controlled, they simply exist

the universe makes sense
but only right now, only in these fleeting moments

a demon can enter this microcosm
the boy does not yet know he'll never say "daddy what did you bring me?"
ever again

Time passes, a day, a week, a year, an eternity
pick one, it's just a rose
three men let go of a floater bar
and then a bag of powdery grey memories

the universe makes sense
but only right now, only in these fleeting moments

paul joseph

pulling is cool. keep it in the skin

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"Such a profound impact on so many"

we never met inperson, but exchanged some Email from time to time. I will say this I am a great fan of hers, always looking to see what she is gonna post today. She brought so many smiles to my face and Loud laughs. Well, I guess I'm not telling you guys anything you don't know.

I said NO,NO,NO just like all of you and my eyes welled up for a sec, and they still do.


My condolences to family and friends.


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im sorry to all i opened another thread about Shannon not knowing how to use this thing im new to this but im still going to say that i miss her sooooo very very much love ya much sweet one base jump forever now Shannon your in a place where you will always have BLUE SKIES SUNNY DAYS forever love Kevin

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